1 Cleanse (verb)
rid of something unpleasant or defiling. (शुद्ध करना)
Synonyms: purify, purge, rid, relieve
Antonyms: defile, corrupt, sully, foul
Example: The mayor was elected on a promise to cleanse the city government of corruption.

2 Demit (verb)
resign from (an office or position). (पदत्याग करना)
Synonyms: quit, abdicate, abandon, relinquish
Antonyms: assume, take up, engage in, keep hold of
Example: However, he had to demit his status when he stood as a candidate.

3 Utter (adjective)
complete or extreme. (सम्पूर्ण)
Synonyms: absolute, downright, sheer, thorough, out-and-out
Antonyms: partial, fractional, limited, fragmentary
Example: She’s an utter stranger to me.

4 Despondency (noun)
low spirits from loss of hope or courage. (निराशा)
Synonyms: despair, melancholy, dejection, gloom
Antonyms: cheerfulness, jauntiness, chirpiness, jollity
Example: His despondency arises from her inability to find employment.

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5 Sheen (noun)
a shine or brightness on a surface. (चमक)
Synonyms: shine, lustre, patina, gloss, gleam
Antonyms: dullness, dimness, shadowiness, drabness
Example: The conditioner gives the hair a beautiful soft sheen.

6 Peculiar (adjective)
different to what is normal or expected, strange. (अजीब)
Synonyms: odd, curious, queer, bizarre, atypical
Antonyms: ordinary, normal, standard, regular
Example: The peculiar thing was that no one mentioned her disappearance.

7 Paradox (noun)
a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics. (विरोधाभास)
Synonyms: contradiction, anomaly, enigma, conundrum
Antonyms: normality, regularity, consistency, steadiness
Example: It’s a paradox that in such a rich country there can be so much poverty.

8 Depose (verb)
remove from office suddenly and forcefully. (निकाल देना)
Synonyms: overthrow, topple, dethrone, supplant, oust
Antonyms: install, crown, induct, instate
Example: The king was deposed by his people.

9 Immaterial (adjective)
not important, or not relating to the subject you are thinking about. (अनावश्यक)
Synonyms: irrelevant, inappropriate, impertinent, extraneous
Antonyms: apposite, apt, germane, applicable
Example: It is immaterial to me whether he stays or goes.

10 Forthcoming (adjective)
about to happen or appear. (आगामी)
Synonyms: upcoming, approaching, impending, imminent
Antonyms: previous, erstwhile, quondam, late
Example: Keep an eye on the noticeboards for forthcoming events.

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